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Place to Visit Bikaner-Rajasthan
Karan mahal In impregnable fort, It was Accated 5 time yet remain unconquered. Raja Rai Singh (1571 - 1611 AD), built this impressive fort. It houses one beautiful carving and lackar work moat and houses many outstanding palaces, pavilions, and temples made of red sandstone, marble with kiosks and balconies encircle it. Some places of interest inside the fort are Anup Mahal, Ganga Niwas, Durbar Hall, Har Mandir, Gaj Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal and Chandra Mahal.
Out of the silken darkness of a desert dawn emerged the dream of Bikaner, Bikaner was founded by Rao Bikaji in
late fifteenth century. James Tod, the famous British historian, wrote in his seminal work ' annals and antiquities of Rajasthan' that the area that Rao Bika, selected for his capital city, belonged to a Nehra Jat. However, he gave it up for Bika on the condition that his name should be remembered forever. combining the two names, the city got the name Bikaner. When Bika's fort was no longer strategically secure, Junagarh was built. The very walls breathe of the courage and virility of the Rathore.
Situated Inside Junagarh fort, the museum houses antique displays of royal family and famous handicrafts of Bikaneri artisans. The souvenier shop at musuem also sells decorative items.
Lal Garh & Laxmi Niwas Palace
On the outskirts of the city, this imposing red sandstone palace built by Maharaja Ganga Singh, in commemoration of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. This oriental fantasy designed by Sir Swinton Jacob is the purest forms A most palace, full of European luxury Rajput and European Architecture (Laxmi Niwas Palace).
Lushgreen garden, trees and boganvalia where picock strole adding to natural beauti.
Ganga Govt. Museum
A rich collection of antiquities from Harappan civilisation, Gupta and Kushan era etc. A separate section of arts and crafts, and a beautiful collection of paintings, weaponry etc
King Edward Memorial (KEM) Road
A stroll down the King Edward Memorial road and inside Kote Gate will reveal the shopping pleasure in Bikaner. The purses, slippers made from the camel hide are worth a bargain. The camel skin also ends up as cushions and lacquered lampshades. The local carpets and the woodwork are very popular among the tourists. And who can forget the world famous Bikaneri Bhujias and sweets. .
Camel Research Farm
The only one of its kind in entire Asia.
Bhandeshwar Jain Temple, Laxminath Temple
14th century temples, rich in mirror work, decor and frescoes.
Its the royal crematorium, with several exquisite cenotaphs. The Maharaja Surat Singh's Chattri is beautifully made of white marble. One cannot miss the spectacular Rajput paintings on the ceilings. 8 kms from Bikaner
Deshnok Karni Mata Temple (30kms) shrine of Goddess Karni Mata, an incarnation of Goddess Durga, she blessed Rao Bika, and has been the titular deity of the Bikaner dynasty. The temple is unique as the rats are venerated over here and called Kabas the shrine is a sanctuary for them. It has a richly carved entrance and superb silver doors with images of Gods embossed over it.
(32 kms) the wildlife sanctuary situated here, amidst lush green surrounding on the road to Jaisalmer. A haven for Chinkara, Black Buck, Nilgai and imperial sand grouse. The palace is on the bank of lack is converted into a hotel it is place where prince of wales stayed and remark happiest day of my life were spent at lack place of bikaner.
Kolayatji (50 kms) Ancient pilgrimage, with temple of Kapil Muni. It has many magnificent marble temples with sandstone pavilions and ghats (bathing places) are located around an artificial lake.
Kali & Pili Banga (205 kms) An archaeologists delight, remains of thr indusvalley civilization. It is almost as large as Harappa and Mohenjodaro.
Other places to visit - L.P. Tessitori Memorial, Ratanbihari ji Temple, wood fossil museum, soor sagar lake, public park, shivbari temple, sagar lake and cenatophs, camel farm, Archives, Haveli's, Rajasthani Turban museum, Sunset point (sand dunes), camel safari, Lalgarh, excursion, to Deshnok, khinchan for migrating Crain, Ramdevra temple, Shekhawati and Taal Chapar (Black buck century).
Taal Chhapar Sanctuary
Situated close to Chhapar town in Churu District on Sujangarh- Nokha state Highway, Tal Chhapar Sanctuary is 719 hectares in area. The sanctuary is divided into two by Sujangarh-Chhapar State Highway.
The Sanctuary is a typical grassland of Indian Desert System. interspersed with Acacia trees. It is an ideal habitat for antelopes, most commonly known as Black Buck.
Most of the desert mammals and reptiles species are also here. Western Rajasthan known as ‘Beeds’ have been either converted or. Some ‘beds’ have converted into woodlands for growth juliflora trees. About 122 species of migratory and resident birds are found in the Sanctuary. Prominent being the winter migrants from Europe & Central Asia that include Demoiselle Cranes, Harriers, Rosy Starlings, Wagtails, etc.
God Ramdevji He is worshiped by both Hindus and Muslims. and Muslims calls him Ramsapeer. The diety has very larg following in western Rajasthan, Gurajrat and Punjab
Bikaner Namkeen Bhandar is engaged in manufacturing and supplying mouth watering delicacies. We have the experience of serving people with the best and delicious sweets. Our sweets and namkeens are famous in the entire Northern India for their delicious taste, quality, freshness and refinement. We prepare our sweets with the most modern state of the art technology keeping in mind the changing taste of people. The raw material for preparing the Sweets is very carefully selected right from the Milk to Nuts so that our customers get the delicious and quality sweets.
One of the most prominent features of Indian culture and hospitality are Sweets. They are the favorite food of the gods. They spell the richness of tradition, joy, love, affection, festivity, celebration and happiness.
It has always been customary in India to welcome guests and celebrate occasions and arrival of new seasons serving and distributing sweets. On all important festivals in India , Sweets continue to be the most favorite gift to convey greetings.
These time-honoured traditions led to the development of a vast spectrum of Sweets from various regions of the country.
Connectivity - Bikaner
The nearest airport is Jodhpur 240 kms.
By Rail With all mejer cities North and South IndiaThe gorgeous 'Palace on wheels' also covers Bikaner in its eight-day tour of Rajasthan.
Though the unfriendly desert sands surround Bikaner but the city is well connected by roads. There are local and inter-state bus services for Bikaner.
Places To Stay
Bikaner is counted among one of the major cities of the Rajasthan state and is well equipped with varied hotel options, which include luxurious and budget hotels as well as tourist lodges